The Downey Legend

The Sounds of Downey: Alaska

Lukas Luna, Writer

February 5, 2019

Music and the youth have always gone hand-in-hand. For decades, the influence of one’s favorite artists has driven them to start bands with other like-minded individuals and express their creativity.   One such individual is senior Julian Martinez, founding member and singer-songwriter of th...

At the Light Show

At the Light Show

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

As Christmas time approaches, The Los Angeles Zoo lights up the night sky during the month of December to bring holiday spirit. The whole park is decorated with colorful balls to create alleyways, and vibrant lights dangle from the trees and zoo animals that light up the sky.   Visitin...

A marine with a dream

A marine with a dream

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

June 1, 2012

This year’s Senior Awards Night, which took place at the Downey Civic Theater, on May 17, at 7:00 p.m., presented scholarships to 124 seniors. Among this group of scholarship recipients is Luis Cuellar who received the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship of $180,000 to attend the...

Jazzing it up

Jazzing it up

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

May 11, 2012

Celebrating on May 4, 2012, the twenty-fourth annual Jazz Festival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), jazz artists from all across LA were invited to give live, free performances to foster a love and enthusiasm for jazz. The free jazz concerts will be a regular treat at LACMA every Friday...

Books, books, books

Books, books, books

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

During the weekend of April the 21 through 22, USC hosted the 17th annual Festival of Books to promote the joys of reading and to help readers connect with various publishers and authors.  The festival promptly began on Saturday at 10:00a.m. and ended at 6:00p.m., then started again 10:00a.m. on Sunday...

Vikings support Aéropostale’s Teens for Jeans

Vikings support Aéropostale’s Teens for Jeans

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

February 11, 2012

For the first time ever on Viking grounds, the student body took part in the Teens for Jeans campaign from Jan. 16 to Feb. 10 to help provide homeless teens nationwide with a pair of jeans. One out of three homeless individuals is under the age of 18. While most teenagers have closets full of clothes...

KIWIN’S and Builder’s Clubs join hands

KIWIN’S and Builder’s Clubs join hands

April Rios, Staff Writer and Photographer

January 20, 2012

While some students relaxed over the holiday season, KIWIN’S and the East and West Middle School Builder’s Clubs banded together to volunteer at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles. KIWIN’S has reached out to mentor their fellow Builder’s Clubs at East and West Middle School. Volunteering...

X-Games: Summer 2011

X-Games: Summer 2011

John Franco, Sports Editor

June 14, 2011

Once again, it’s that time of year where the chills, the spills, and the spectacular feats of the daring X Games 17 kicks off in Downtown Los Angeles Thursday, July 28 2011. With the events lineup now out including BMX Park Elimination Competition, Skateboard Competitions and the Moto X Best Whip f...

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